EnduraSport Half - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

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Pomona, New York
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 6h 50m 11s
Overall Rank = 66/111
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up early to eat a good size breakfast with lots of carbs and lots of calories. Pancakes, and a cup of joe. Banana before the race also.
Event warmup:

Got in the water to warm up. It wasnt raining yet and I thought that this would have been the coldest part of the day but it wasnt. Swam and warmed up. Actually elt comfortabl in the water.
  • 29m 33s
  • 2112 yards
  • 01m 24s / 100 yards

Swim was fast, maybe a bit short.
What would you do differently?:

Try to stay with the leaders more. I did not runsh into the water and I think that by doing tis I missed my chance to draft off the faster guys. I was by myself for a good part of the swim.
Transition 1
  • 02m 9s

It was tough getting through Transition being wet and now it was raining. Did not really realize how cold it was at this point.
What would you do differently?:

Cover my stuff with a chance of rain, and wear more clothes.
  • 3h 35m 8s
  • 57 miles
  • 15.90 mile/hr

I was doing this race as a training race and with the conditions, I was not going to get hurt. I really slowed and went easy around turns and down hills.
What would you do differently?:

Eat more. It was so cold that it hurt to chew. It was also hard to get food out of my back pockets with feezing hands and a vest over my jersey.
Transition 2
  • 03m 46s

This was slow. My feet and hands were numb so I really struggled during this transition. The rain had let up and I tried getting a dry shirt on over a wet tri-top...very difficult.
What would you do differently?:

Speed laces. Have my stuff more prepared for the run.
  • 2h 39m 38s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 11s  min/mile

I did not eat enough on the bike and died on the run. Had to stop at a few stations and really chow down. I walked a lot but I did not want to hurt myself.
What would you do differently?:

Eat more on the bike to set up my run. Keep feet warmer so it wouldnt feel like I was running on nubs for the first few miles.
Post race
Warm down:

I hadnt even warmed up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weather, food intake.

Event comments:

It was tough to really judge this race bc of the conditions. Nobody really hung out after. I did have a cold one with Mark (Rollinbones) and JohnnyKay after the race which was nice.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that gave up their Saturday to watch us idiots run around in the freezing cold in our underware.

Last updated: 2007-01-22 12:00 AM
00:29:33 | 2112 yards | 01m 24s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 10/111
Performance: Good
Suit: Zoot Z1 Full
Course: 2 loop triangular course. Clockwise swim.
Start type: Run Plus: Waves
Water temp: 63F / 17C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:09
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Average
03:35:08 | 57 miles | 15.90 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 45/111
Performance: Average
Avg HR 154. Not as high as I would have liked but it was sooo cold.
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 14 mile clockwise loop.
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Average Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 03:46
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
02:39:38 | 13.1 miles | 12m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 98/111
Performance: Bad
could not keep my HR anywhere near my goal HR's.
Course: 1 loop with up hills over the last 4 miles.
Keeping cool Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4